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City of Swartz Creek
Motto: Where Town and Country Shake Hands
Location of Swartz Creek within Genesee County, Michigan.
Country United States
State Michigan
County Genesee
Settled 1836
Platted 1877
Incorporated 1959
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor David Krueger
 • Mayor Pro-tem Richard Abrams
 • City Manager Paul D. Bueche
 • Total 4.04 sq mi (10.46 km2)
 • Land 4.04 sq mi (10.46 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 791 ft (235 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,758
 • Estimate (2012) 5,673
 • Density 1,425.2/sq mi (550.3/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48473, 48554
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-77700
GNIS feature ID 1614476
Census Pop.
1960 3,006
1970 4,928 63.9%
1980 5,013 1.7%
1990 4,851 −3.2%
2000 5,102 5.2%
2010 5,758 12.9%
Source: Census Bureau. Census 1960-2000, 2010.
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  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Swartz Creek MI 48473
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From start to finish Rose Moving handled it all.  We recently moved back to Michigan from Tennessee.  What could have been a very stressful move could not have gone smoother.  Rose Moving picked up our belongings the day before we closed on our TN home and delivered to our new Michigan home right after we closed.  Jim and Beverly from the office were both very professional.  Often times they contacted us with the answer before we knew we had a question.  All of our belongings arrived in perfect shape.  The movers at both homes were very professional and made sure they placed the furniture exactly where you wanted it.  Thanks Rose - you made it easy!
September 04, 2017
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They showed up on time. They did what they said they would do. They delivered on time, as they said they would do. Everything was perfect. Thank You Rose / Allied team you are the best. Thank You Mike, & Bev
January 26, 2017
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I was in the military for 21 years and worked for 20 years after, moving 6 times. By far the best move was done recently for us by Rose from Michigan and Tucson,AZ. From the time the Rose sales rep,Mike, arrived and planned the moves, we knew we were in for great service. We also had two small loads to our kids in Canada and Virginia. All three packing and pick ups were on time and done to perfection. The main load to AZ packing was really professional, the packers courteous,friendly,and meticulous with expert packing skills. Upon arrival in AZ(we had a door to door move) the unloaded the truck in record time,loaded the large large cartons we unpacked immediately,and placed furniture in the places we wanted. I have been unpacking for a week and everything came through in great condition,no breakage. We could NOT have asked for better. And thru the entire process the move coordinator at Rose,Beverly,did a superb job of keeping us informed and checking to see that all was well. CHOSE ROSE MOVING,no one can do better.
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Swartz Creek (Get Move Estimate for Swartz Creek, MI) is a city in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 5,758 at the 2010 census. The city is a suburb of Flint and has incorporated land formerly within Flint Charter (Flint Charter, MI Moving Reviews), Gaines Township, and Clayton Township, but is administratively autonomous from all three.


Swartz Creek (Get Movers Estimate for Swartz Creek, MI) uses a council-manager form of city government. The council has seven members, three are elected at-large and four are elected from the city's 4 precincts. There is only one ward. Council members serve four year terms with the precinct class and the at-large class staggered two years apart in even years. The City's mayor and mayor pro-tem are selected from amongst the Council's members. The council hires a chief administrative officer with the title of city manager to handle day-to-day administration.

David Krueger
At-Large, Mayor Pro-tem Richard Abrams
At-Large John Gilbert
Acting Mayor Pro-tem
David Hurt
2 Rae Lynn Hicks
3 Curtis Porath
2nd Acting Mayor Pro-tem
Michael R. Shumaker

Together with Clayton Township the city runs a joint fire department, Swartz Creek (Get Relocation Quote for Swartz Creek, MI) Area Fire Department, under an administrative board with two fire stations, one per municipality. The Swartz Creek (Get Relocation Estimate for Swartz Creek, MI) Community School District provides the city and the surrounding townships with the high school, middle school, alternative high school and within the city 2 elementary schools.

District Number Officeholder
U.S. Representative 5 Dan Kildee
State Senate 27 Jim Ananich
State Representative 49 Vacant
County Commissioner 8 Ted Henry
District Court 4th Division - Fenton (Fenton, MI Mover Reviews) Mark McCabe, Chief Judge
School District Swartz Creek (Get Moves Cost for Swartz Creek, MI) Community Multiple; see article
Community College C.S. Mott Multiple; see article
Polling Location SC United Methodist Church all precincts


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.04 square miles (10.46 km2), all of it land.

The West branch of the Swartz Creek (Get Moving Cost for Swartz Creek, MI) flows from west to east through the city, generally along the southern border, toward the Flint River leave the Southeast corner of Clayton Township separated from the rest of the Township. Just south and parallel to the Creek is the Canadian National Railway line, formerly the Grand Trunk line, which runs between Flint and Durand.


City of Swartz Creek (Get Movers Cost for Swartz Creek, MI)
2010 Racial Makeup
African American
two or more
other races
Native American
Hispanic or Latino

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,758 people, 2,554 households, and 1,632 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,425.2 inhabitants per square mile (550.3 /km2). There were 2,749 housing units at an average density of 680.4 per square mile (262.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.6% White, 5.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 2,554 households of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 41 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 20.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.8% male and 55.2% female.


Indian and Territorial

Wayne (Wayne, Michigan Relocation Company) was formed within the Northwest Territory covering the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The Saginaw Valley Treaty was signed with the Chippewa Indians in 1819. In 1836, the Biiwaanagoonh-ininiwag (Pewanigo band) of the Saginaw Chippewa Indians signed a treaty with the US government that gave all remaining land in Genesee (Genesee, MI Moving Company) for 13 sections of land west of the Mississippi River with the land to be sold for the Indians' benefits.

For additional information, see Genesee (Genesee, Michigan Relocation), Michigan and Michigan.

Miller's Settlement

Miller's Settlement refers to an area that straddled Clayton and Gaines geographical township area along what is now Morrish Road. In 1836 with Adam Miller leading the way, the first settlers arrived in the Miller Settlement. Adam Miller claimed 160 acres in section 35 of the future Clayton Township and returned 2 months later with family from New York. The Indian trail along the Swartz Creek West branch was always referred to as "Going up the Swartz". The Miller cut a road from Flint to Miller's Settlement along that route. Flint Township was organized in 1836 and included the township areas of Burton, Clayton, Flushing, Mt. Morris, Genesee, Thetford, Vienna and Montrose. Mundy (Mundy, Michigan Moving) was organized in 1837 included Gaines Township. Philander McLain built on previously claimed land as the first settler in the geographically Gaines Township in 1838. Gaines Township was organized in 1842. The post office and route for Miller Settlement was founded in 1842 as the Swartz Creek Post Office, which was the first reference to the area as Swartz Creek. Clayton Township government was started in 1846.

Grand Trunk Railroad completed its rail line south of Miller Settlement in 1876 with a station identified as Hamilton. With another Hamilton depot in Michigan and confusion with the location being alternatively called Miller Settlement or Swartz Creek (Get Relocation Quote for Swartz Creek, MI) (via the post office), it was renamed after a year to Swartz Creek (Get Moves Cost for Swartz Creek, MI) depot. The following year (1877) the Swartz Creek (Get Move Estimate for Swartz Creek, MI) Elevator was built. The Village of Swartz Creek (Get Moving Prices for Swartz Creek, MI) subdivision was platted in 1877 with Main Street (later Morrish Road and currently Holland Drive) and a few parallel roads West of Main Street.

In 1925, the Swartz Creek (Get Moving Cost for Swartz Creek, MI) Community Fire Association was formed but by 1952 was forced to dissolve and handed over to the two townships, Clayton and Gaines. Clayton and Gaines then reformed it as a shared department of both townships. The Swartz Creek (Get Movers Estimate for Swartz Creek, MI) community in 1944 forms a Community Council to deal with area issues as they span the two townships.

Crapo Farm

Swamp land lying in Gaines Township—about 1000 acres—was purchased by Henry Howland Crapo in 1860. The swamp, the source of the west branch of the Swartz Creek (Get Relocation Cost for Swartz Creek, MI) and its name, was drained. An effective settlement was established there with the "Crapo Farm" with most structures outside of the current boundaries of the City. Crapo was elected Governor of Michigan in 1865 and held office at the Farm's Mansion, "Grassmoor". Crapo Farm even had its own rail depot. After a couple of Crapos held ownership of the Crapo Farm, it was sold to developers, various Corporations with Winshall as president. The west side was designated and build into a subdivision of about 300 homes called Winchester Village. Other plans for Crapo Farms were a golf course around the Mansion as the clubhouse and a mall at Seymour and Miller Roads; neither of which were built.


Otterburn was in Flint Township, had about 150 residents and had its own train depot. The location was known as Otterburn as otter were generally seen on the Swartz Creek (Get Moving Quote for Swartz Creek, MI), a burn. In 1957, Chevrolet built a parts plant on the North side of Miller Road West of the rail tracks, also referred to as Otterburn.

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With the building of the Winchester Village subdivision and the Chevrolet plant in Otterburn, area residents thoughts turned to incorporation as the community straddled two townships. The residents of Winchester Village opposed incorporation as proposed and want to incorporate as Winchester Village. Additional resistance against incorporation came from Flint (Flint, Michigan Movers) Township as the Township did not want to lose the taxes from the Chevrolet Parts Plant. The first charter vote on 12/16/1958, the charter fell by a vote of 486 to 522. A second proposed charter draft was approved on September 22, 1959, 548 to 495.

Swartz Creek (Get Moving Prices for Swartz Creek, MI) amended its charter to allow Councilors to serve 4 year terms with at-large and precinct classes elected at staggered 2 years apart beginning in November 1978.

In the mid-1980s, Swartz Creek (Get Moves Quote for Swartz Creek, MI) was the "report from" for articles covering the Superfund clean up of Berlin and Farro toxic waste dump for national audiences. Most notably, this included a National Geographic cover story. The Berlin and Farro waste site was not in Swartz Creek (Get Movers Cost for Swartz Creek, MI), but about 4 miles (6.4 km) out of town in Gaines Township. Clean up was in two phases with the second ending late 1990s.

In 2008, the first primary for any City Council election was held on August 5, 2008 do to the field of 7 candidates: Richard B. Abrams, (443 votes; 22.64%), Donald Raymond Ada (Ada, MI Relocation Company)ms (240 12.26%), Betty Binder (297 15.18%), Jason Christie (334 17.07%), John A. Gilbert (194 9.91%), David Krueger (245 12.52%), and Doug Whetstone (200 10.22%). This eliminated Gilbert from the race.


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